Defense Innovation Challenges

NSTXL is pleased to host the 2015 Defense Innovation Challenges, delivering transformational technologies to our National Defense.

Submit your technology for review by industry and military leadership. Top ranked Innovations will be offered an opportunity to showcase your technology to defense and corporate developers:
December 1-3, 2015 in Austin TX.


In Collaboration With:

DoD Information Analysis Centers
National Security Technology Accelerator
U.S. Army
U.S. Navy
U.S. Air Force
Dept. of Defense
U.S. Marines

Funding Opportunity:

Announcing a $100MM Energy Transaction Authority seeking technologies aligned with DOD resilience needs

Announcing a $100M Rapid Prototype Funding Authority seeking technologies aligned with DOD resilience needs. Through this Challenge Program, NSTXL will prospect and accelerate solutions in alignment with National Defense technology priorities.

Showcase Package:

  • One (1) Full Registration Waiver
  • One (1) Showcase Space
  • Inclusion in DOD Innovation Networking System
  • Inclusion in NSTXL Innovation Report to DOD
  • NSTXL 6-month Membership for companies under $5M in revenue ($1000 discount applied to NSTXL Membership for all other organizations)
Submission is Free. Display fee is $1250 if selected to showcase.

Topics Include:

  • Grid Solutions
  • Power Generation
  • Energy Storage
  • Transportation
  • Buildings & Bases
  • Efficiency Solutions
  • Soldier Technologies
  • Waste & Water
  • Energy Security

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For more information please contact Sarah Wenning .

2014 Challenge Finalists Included:

Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois
Autonomous Marine Systems (AMS), Virginia
Bloom Energy, California
C-Motive Technologies Inc., Wisconsin
Cella Energy US Inc, Florida
Chemica Technologies, Inc, Oregon
DryWired Defense, California
E3 Water, LLC, Texas
Eco Waste Solutions, Canada
Energy Solutions, LLC, Louisiana
FastCAP Systems, Massachusetts
Leidos Corp, Maryland
Mercurius Biofuels, Washington
Midas Green Technologies, LLC, Texas
MSW Power Corporation, Massachusetts
MTPV Power Corporation, Texas
Natural Power Concepts, Hawaii
Protonex Technology Corp., Massachusetts
Renovagen, United Kingdom
Sacred Power LLC, New Mexico
Santec, LLC, North Carolina
Sierra Energy, California
Texas Research Institute Austin, Inc, Texas
The Australian National University, Australia
ThermoLift, Inc., New York
ThermoVolt Solar, New Jersey
Xergy Inc., Delaware
Yan Engines, Texas